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March 2022

Pleasanton Primary Mission Statement

The Primary family is devoted to educating and inspiring all students academically, socially, and emotionally by giving our love and instilling integrity. We will model the importance of family, faith, and wisdom with our leaders of tomorrow.

Pleasanton Primary Vision Statement

The vision of Pleasanton Primary School is to equip and empower a community of lifelong learners with the foundation to lead and succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Grade Level Student Goals

Special Education

Language Arts-Students will work on blending sounds, reviewing all sight words taught to date, work on writing and creating their own sentence.


Math-Students will work on graphs, missing number, set of numbers, and wants and needs.


ECSE-Students will review letter/number identification, work on following 2-3 step directions and creating pre-writing strokes.

Pre-K

Language Arts-Students should be able to identify 22 upper and lowercase letters and produce 16 sounds.


Math-Students should be able to identify and count the numbers 0-8 as well as be able to count past 25.

Kindergarten

Language Arts-Students will decode cvc and ccvc words as well as identify at least 39 sight words.


Math-Students will count to at least 75 from 1 as well as starting from any given number. Students should be able to write and recognize numbers to 15.

First Grade

Language Arts-Students should be able to read words with vowel teams.


Math-Students should be able to identify and describe attributes of 2D shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, octagon, hexagon, pentagon, circle, rhombus) (vertices and sides).

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Fantastic Fridays

When your child attends school Monday through Thursday with no absences, they earn a privilege on the Friday of that particular week. We refer to this as Fantastic Fridays (FF) on the monthly calendar.


March 4-Prize from the Teacher


March11-Stickers


March 25-Wear a Hat Day

Important Dates to Remember

March 2-Dr.Seuss Birthday-dress up as your favorite character


March 9th-1st Grade GT Field Trip


March 11th-PK Field Trip to Morgan's Wonderland


March 11th-Fantastic Friday-Earn a Sticker


March 13th-Daylight Savings Time begins


March 14th-18th-SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL!!!


March 24th-Book Fair


March 24th-1st Grade Field Trip to the Zoo


March 25th-Report Cards go home


March 25th-Fantastic Friday-Wear a Hat

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Book Fair

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from March 24-April 1, 2022, in the Primary Library.

Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

How to Say No to Your Child

Always tired of saying no and feeling like the bad guy? The article below,

Sumitha Bhandarkar, 20 Ways to Say No to Kids Without Using the Word “No”, discusses new and interesting ways to say "no" to your children. Take a look and try something new.

2021-22 Lunch and Learn

March 28, 2022 at 12:15


Transition from ECI to "Big School"


Sending your 3-year old to public school can be a very difficult decision. We will discuss what to expect and what you need to know to make the transition smooth and successful.

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Andrada

Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness

How You Can Teach Your Kids to Be Kind to Others (and Why You Should)


“Can you believe what she’s wearing?” “Don’t you think he’s fat?” “Why would anyone want to be friends with her?” “He’s ugly.”


Comments like these—or worse—are not uncommon among children, or even with adults. We now live in an age where photos and posts online can garner nearly instant and anonymous comments from total strangers and acquaintances alike. These reactions can be rude, hurtful, and even malicious. It is more important than ever that parents teach children to be kind to others.


Why We Need More Kindness

Today, judging others seems to be an activity practiced by far too many people. It’s all too easy to post comments about other people, whether they’re celebrities or ordinary, everyday citizens. Unkindness isn't new; humans have been cruel to each other for thousands of years. But today the ease, speed, and anonymity with which people can pass judgments and criticism onto others is unprecedented. Kids who are at the forefront of tech and social networking are learning from what they see around them.


Children also tend not to be able to see the bigger picture. Because young children usually focus on what's right in front of them and tend to not think too far ahead, they may not realize the full effects of what behaviors like meanness, exclusion, or bullying can have on other kids. And kids are naturally self-centered, which means that they aren’t always able to put themselves in someone else’s shoes or make a conscious effort to think about how someone else might feel. That does not mean, however, that kids are naturally unkind.


Kids are hard-wired to have empathy for others and want to help. Parents, caregivers, and teachers can take advantage of these natural instincts that we're all born with and encourage kids to practice kindness in their everyday lives.​


Ways Parents Can Encourage Kindness in Kids


To nurture kindness in kids, try incorporating some of these practices into your daily routines.


1. Do Unto Others

Young children need reminders about trying to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Ask your child to try to remember to think before saying something about someone and to take the time to consider how they might feel if someone said it to them. How would they feel if they found out that someone was making fun of their dress or criticizing them for not doing a math problem fast enough? Would they want someone to praise them for trying or to put them down for not doing something right? Would they want someone to compliment them on something they do well or would they want someone to make fun of them? Teaching empathy is a key part of teaching kids kindness.


2. If You Cannot Say Something Nice…

The adage about saying nothing at all if you don’t have something nice to say about someone is a good lesson in kindness to teach kids. Teach your child to get into the habit of saying only positive things—the sort of things that will make someone feel good rather than sad. Teach them to hold their tongue when they have a negative opinion about something. For example, if their friend asks them whether they like a drawing they did and they didn’t like it, they can practice finding something positive about it. “I liked the colors you used,” or “You made a nice, big house” or something similar is great. They should not mention what they did not like about it. Another example: If a classmate isn't very good at sports, your child can offer encouragement and praise the classmate for trying.


3. Kind Words and Smiles

It’s also a good idea to get kids into the habit of being friendly and finding something nice to say to someone. (That said, a child should know the basics of how to protect themself from stranger and acquaintance danger and should know what to do if they ever get lost.) Let your child see you tell the checkout person at the supermarket to have a nice day, thank a waiter for serving you, or compliment a neighbor on the hard work they did in their garden.


Be a good role model and try to be nice to people you interact with throughout the day. Be the behavior you want to see in your child.


4. Thank You, Please, and More

Teaching good manners, such as being respectful to others, greeting people properly, and speaking to people in a polite way, is also an important part of raising a kind child. And since you live with your children, you’ll reap the benefits of having pleasant and nice individuals growing up in your home.


5. Guard Against Spoiling

Kind children are also children who are charitable, who know that their parents cannot buy everything they want for them (and understand why they should not get everything they want), and are patient, thankful, and have self-control. If you want to teach kids kindness, make sure you don't spoil your kids.


6. Bullying and Cyberbullying

Be very aware of the dangers of cyberbullying, both by being vigilant about what your child sees and reads online as well as by keeping close tabs on what they are writing and sharing. Learn about bullying and what to do to prevent and stop bullying.


7. Be Nice to Your Child

Even when you’re tired and frustrated—specially when you’re tired and frustrated—try to speak in a kind way to your child. Discipline with love, support them when they are down, and as always, be kind.


8. Kindness Is Contagious

Similarly, kids who may not naturally be inclined to bullying others or being mean may join in when others are doing it. If your child can set an example of kindness, it too may spread to their social group.


9. Being Kind Makes Kids Feel Good

When you encourage kindness in your child, they will feel better not only about the world they live in but also about themself. That’s the thing about raising a good child who is kind: not only will kindness lift up your child and the others around them, it will help them grow to be a happy and loving person.

6 Weeks Perfect Attendance Drawing

Every 6 weeks a drawing is held for perfect attendance. Two students from every grade level are randomly drawn and win a prize. Enjoy the picture of our winners below.


Pictured left to right:

Mrs. Vickers, Principal, Mason-K, Jocelynn-K, Tripp-1st, Kingsley-1st

Xander-EE, Adrian-PK, Alyssa-PK

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Students of the Month

Positive Words for a PISD Staff Member

Click here and share your positive thoughts on one of Pleasanton Primary staff members.

BCFS

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Amazing Primary Team!

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S.O.A.R

S.O.A.R

We are the Eagles!

The soaring, soaring Eagles!

From Pleasanton Primary School!

We are Safe,

We are Obedient,

We are Accountable,

We are Respectful!

S-O-A-R --S-O-A-R-- S-O-A-R --SOAR!